No phone then no parking ? - henry k
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In London, due to decapitated meters and clever locksmiths the familiar meters may be phased out to be replaced by paying by mobile phone.
It was covered on BBC & ITN lunchtime.
No phone then no parking ? - boxsterboy
A similar system operates in Putney, through a company called Parkmobile. It acually works very fairly, because you send a text when you park, and another when you return. So you only pay for the time you are parked, and you can be sent text reminders when your time is about to run out. You pay £1 a month to be 'on the system', which is a little different from the scheme Westminster are bringing in - they add 10 or 20p per transaction - not sure of the precise details.
 

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